From Gryffindor to Pro Photographer: Hugh Mitchell’s Journey Beyond Harry Potter

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Remember Colin Creevey, the young Gryffindor who was Harry Potter’s biggest fan and personal paparazzi? Well, he’s all grown-up now, and we’re here to catch up with Hugh Mitchell, the actor who brought him to life!

Although Colin was only in the second Harry Potter movie, he left a lasting impression on fans. He was a lovable character, eager to make friends and document every moment of Harry’s adventures.

But did you know that Hugh Mitchell’s role was cut from the rest of the movies because he grew up too fast for the part?

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According to fans, Mitchell looked older than Daniel Radcliffe (who played Harry Potter) by the time of the fifth movie, which made it difficult for him to continue playing the role of Colin Creevey.

As a result, Colin was replaced by an original character, Nigel Wolpert, who was a mix of both Creevey brothers in the books. While this decision may have been disappointing for fans of the books, it was necessary for the movies to keep the story moving without becoming too long.

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But don’t worry, Hugh is doing just fine now. He’s 33 years old and a professional photographer, still capturing stunning shots just like Colin captured memories.

Mitchell has a passion for landscapes and shares his works on his Instagram page, which has over 13,000 followers. He’s pretty good, too. Colin would have been proud.

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Hugh’s love for photography started at a young age. In an interview with the BBC, he shared that he had always enjoyed taking pictures and that it was one of the reasons he was cast as Colin Creevey in the first place.

“I think the main reason I got the part was because I brought in a portfolio of photographs that I’d taken,” he said. “It was a nice little touch.”


Since then, Hugh has continued to hone his photography skills, and he even has his own website dedicated to his work. He offers a range of services, including wedding photography, portraits and more.

So, if you’re a Potterhead in need of some magical photography, you know who to call! Thankfully, you don’t need to send him a messenger owl. Instead, just follow him on his personal IG page to get in touch with him.